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Students read about how crude oil is processed to make products we use every day, and learn how the process depends entirely on the characteristic properties of its components. This is a quick activity that covers both NGSS MS-PS1-3 and MS-PS1-2 in one little package!
This activity has 2 parts. First, students read a 2-page handout which describes the process by which crude oil is separated based on the individual characteristic properties of its components. Students learn how materials such as kerosene, gasoline, and lubrication oils are separated in a fractionating column based solely on their boiling point. In the second portion of the activity, students answer some basic text-dependent review questions focusing on characteristic properties.
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